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is on the election. early voting resumed in maryland and d.c. today. and the lines are long. this is what it looked like this morning. early voting is extended in maryland until 9 pom on friday. the d.c. board of elects is extended hours until 9:00 p.m. through saturday. karen gray houston joins us live with more and at this hour, people are patiently waiting in line. karen. >> reporter: they patiently waiting at the bowie public library, and they're waiting as long as 2, 2 1/2 hours to cast ballots here. and joining me is the prince georges county deputy elections administrator. >> yeah. >> and may be you can explain what is going on here? have the -- the lines been long since saturday? >> they have been. voter turnout is excellent. voters have come out and voting at their vance. they're coming to the lines and patiently waiting their turn to cast their ballots. >> i'm wondering, we have two days off because of the hurricane. >> yes. >> and do you think that is what is driving a lot of what is going now? >> originally on saturday and sunday, we believe many people were coming out. they didn't want
not actually campaigning for pan election that is one week away -- an election that is one week away, fox 5's tom fitzgerald with more. >> candidate obama stayed on the sidelines today as president obama remained at the white house to stay in touch with fema and federal authorities in charge of the response to hurricane sandy. in ohio today mitt romney's campaign meanwhile collected donations of various goods and food items. romney said generosity is an american trait and has canceled all campaign events today because of the storm. president obama went to the headquarters of the american red cross here in washington. the president said he is confident the recovery effort is heading in the right direction and he urged people to make monetary donations to the red cross disaster relief fund. >> we certainly feel profoundly for all the families whose lives have been up ended and will be going through tough times the next several days and perhaps several weeks and months. the most important message i have for them is that america's with you. >> we won't be able to solve all our problems with our o
on with an update. >> john henrehan in tonight. >>> five days until election day. neither presidential campaigns are letting sandy wipe out the supporters ' enthusiasm. president obama and mitt romney back on the trail, turning up the heat. tom fitzgerald joins us live in the newsroom. tom. >> reporter: it's been a bit of a difficult dance for the romney campaign. trying to press their case in this election, they have to back off some of the harshest attacks from the president in the wake of the storm. the gloves are back off. the president and mitt romney dove into the campaign with full steam today. in roanoke, virginia, mitt romney met with supporters telling them -- telling them he is confident they will end the president next tuesday and presume amine while, was out on the campaign trail the first time this, we rallying in wisconsin before heading off to nevada and colorado. >> governor romney has been using all of the talent as a salesman to dress up those very same policies that failed our country so badly. the same policies we have been cleaning up after the past four years. >> and we ca
strat jay gis that got us out of the mess and will keep us going. >> i know when i'm elected, the economy and american job market will still be stagnant. i won't waste time complaining about my predecessor. >> reporter: we're down to the wire here. the associated press put nine states now in the up-for-grabs category: ohio, florida, virginia, north carolina, new hampshire, iowa, wisconsin, colorado, and nevada. brian, that is a wide margin where the candidates will battle the next few days. >>> tonight, video of mitt romney discussing his mormon faith and abortion has gone viral. he ran for president in '08 and sat down in iowa and discussed his faith and view on abortion. >> my faith has strong beliefs -- i was beaten up in boston because i encouraged girls not to have abortions but adoption. i have not done anything to viola the principles of my church in that regard. >> romney said while the mormon church doesn't condone abortion, the church doesn't say a punish has to be opposed to allowing choice in society n. '08, he said there were plenty of democrats who were mormons
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